Dr. Jennifer Evans, associate professor of biomedical sciences in Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences, has been awarded an R01 research grant from the National Institutes of Health, with an expected value of about $1.8 million over five years, to study the differences in how men and women are impacted by seasonal affective disorder, a disturbance that disproportionately affects women.

With their project, “Sexual Dimorphic Circuits in Photoperiodic Encoding and Photic Processing,” Evans’ research team will conduct studies to generate novel insights into how light alters the function of neural circuits in both sexes and comprise the basic foundations for identifying novel ways to combat seasonal pathology.

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